Creating unity through diversity, the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division takes pride in having a workforce of many unique people from many different backgrounds, paving the way for other agencies and organizations alike. In Honor of Black History Month, we would like to recognize a few of the courageous leaders that inspired many.
…One Sunday on a trip to California, he spent the afternoon at the beach home of Pat and Peter Lawford at Santa Monica, sitting in his swimming trunks beside the pool, reading a book, but glancing from time to time at the ocean surf. “Dave, look at that surf out there,” he said to [Dave] Powers, who was stretched out beside him. The president returned to the lounge chair beside the pool, picked up his sunglasses and book, and said contentedly, “That was the best swim I’ve had in months.”Dave was silently hoping that the President would be able to resist the urge to plunge into the surf, because the beach was open to the public and crowded with Sunday visitors who would rush upon Kennedy if they spied him heading toward the water.
Second District County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recognized the third cohort of the LA EMT Program at the February 12, 2019, Board of Supervisors meeting.
February is National Heart Month. At the weekly Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, First District County Supervisor Hilda Solis helped kick-off the countywide Heart Heroes campaign that aims to train 100,000 people in Hands-Only CPR.
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin, Dan Schultz, visited the Barton Heliport in Pacoima on Monday, February 11, 2019.
On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) Trust presented a $50,000 grant award to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation. The check presentation took place at Cecil R. Gehr Training Center at the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Headquarters.
By Kaelyn Floyd. Photo by The Canyon Club.
Hundreds of firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles Fire Department and Ventura County Fire Department were invited to attend The Canyon Club’s Firefighter Appreciation Night on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Agoura Hills.
The Canyon Club invited the 400 firefighters and their guests to enjoy an entertaining night in appreciation of their outstanding efforts during the Woolsey Fire and for their continuous dedication to serving the community.
The night included a full course gourmet meal and a concert featuring Jason Scheff of Chicago, Robby Krieger from The Doors, Eddie Money and other special celebrity guests.
On January 8, 2019, Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Ocean Lifeguard, Nick Wapner, experienced a harrowing shark attack while surfing off-duty at Montana de Oro State Park along California’s Central Coast.
On Thursday, February 7, 2019, the City of Bellflower hosted its 25th annual BRAVO (“Bellflower Recognizes Acts of Valor and Outstanding Service”) Awards luncheon at the William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium inside Bellflower City Hall.